Adra celebrating Costa Almeria Christmas with packed programme activities

AIM: The Mayor said the event line-up was aimed at providing opportunities for familes and loved ones to enjoy time together. CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Adra

ADRA is celebrating the Festive Season with more than 50 activities for adults and children.
The Christmas lights will be turned on next Thursday evening, and from then until Three Kings day on January 6 there will be all sorts of things going on in the municipality.
Highlights include the Russian Ballet company’s performance of Don Quijote in the Cultural Centre this Saturday December 7 and musical versions of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Saturday December 28 and Ogre on Friday January 3.
Other musical entertainment lined up in the coming weeks include a performance by the Pedro Menda junior choir on December 28 and the Ortiz de Villajos band’s Christmas concert on December 29.
A number of the activities have been organised by different local organisations. The Flores de mi Patio association is putting on Aladdin on December 13 to raise funds for the AECC Spanish Cancer Association.
On December 14 there will be a Grupo de Fieles Ángeles y Salud-organised Christmas market, and on December 19 the Adra Baila Christmas Festival.
On December 23 children will be able to put their letters to Santa in a giant Christmas ball in Plaza Enrique Sierra Valenzuela and on the evening of December 28 they can enjoy a parade of the Three Kings’ royal peacocks in the Plaza Puerta del Mar.
On New Year’s Eve the youngest members of the family will have their own end of the year countdown in the Town Hall square at 11am.
On the evening of January 5 the Three Kings will arrive at the entrance of the living nativity scene in the Plaza Puerta del Mar, which will of course be followed by a grand Three King’s parade. The Three Kings will also greet children the following at noon in the square.
All this on top of a local nativity scene competition, a toy collection, cooking and Christmas decorations workshops, exhibitions and guided visits.
“Christmas is one of the most significant times of the year, when the priority it to enjoy yourself with family and with loved ones, hence the council has worked on having a programme which is good enough for these magical fiestas and our Adra residents”, Mayor Manuel Cortes commented at the events presentation.
“This government team has among its priorities developing family and street activities so that Adra continues to be a town with fun and participatory options”, he added.

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